The Ohio State University at Lima


College Level Intervention For Freshman Success (CLIFFS)

Overview

The Ohio State Lima’s CLIFFS program accepts Ohio State Lima students and begins three weeks prior to the start of Autumn Semester. Admitted students participate in academic and life skills courses that provide a foundation for the demands and expectations of the University to bridge the high school to college transition successfully.

Admissions

Admissions to the CLIFFS program is selective. A typical CLIFFS cohort represents a variety of academic preparedness and demographic backgrounds, such as being a first-generation university student (if neither parent has graduated from a post-secondary institution) and desiring additional academic and skills enrichment.

CLIFFS Modules

English Enrichment-
An integrated reading and writing workshop. Participants are introduced to basic college writing, research, critical thinking, and self-expression through writing, discussion, and presentation.

Math Enrichment-
Emphasizes skills remediation, problem solving, and the use of technology. Students progress through a self-paced, customized math program and have small group sessions that focus on improving skills through intensive tutoring.

Study Skills-
An overview of a variety of study skills, practices, and techniques based on research and best practices toward the collegiate experience, including college classroom expectations, decision-making, time management, and goal-setting.

Career Development-
Introduction to the importance of networking, internships, externships, globalization, and interpersonal relationships with diverse people.

Healthy Habits-
Introduction to the health/wellness services available on and off campus and to strategies to eliminate or reduce health risks.

Life in College-
A series of brief conversations surrounding college life, including relationships, racism, safety, finances and social media.